Stamp Insider for Januaryâ€“February 2013
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The Januaryâ€“February issue of the Stamp Insider, journal of the Federation of New York Philatelic Societies, is online and available for free download in PDF format or viewing online with page turning. It is available in both PDF and HTML5-friendly format at:
The lead article is â€œNelson Mandela â€” A Philatelic Chronology and Tribute.â€ Author Steve Swain explores the vast number of stamps that have been issued for the many aspects of the late South African leader.
Other articles include â€œColonial-Era Letter Comes Home,â€ describing a plea for help after the 1690 Schenectady massacre, â€œDallas Philatelists Honor JFKâ€™s Memory,â€ and the sale of the fourth uninverted Jenny sheet by the Waverly, New York, postoffice to a resident of neighboring Sayre, Pennsylvania.
The featured video â€” â€œDetroit River Mailboat Deliveriesâ€ â€” follows activities aboard the J. W. Westcott II, the only boat of its kind having its own ZIP code. George McGowan discusses the service in his column â€” The Mail Bag.